The Digital Museum

Digital collection brings natural history to life


Spectacular images and rare books documenting America’s rich natural history have been made available to the public for the first time in a very neat new digital archive from the American Museum and Natural History.

We like the user friendly way this is laid out and the way they provide different levels of information for the curious public and more dedicated researchers.

It would have been nice to see more integration with social media – making it more shareable, allowing people to embed galleries and inviting comments would make it a much more interactive platform.

We’d also love to show you a gallery of images here, but they don’t allow sharing in this way – again, not the best idea in a world where sharing should be second nature, but hopefully that will change in the future.

However, all in all it’s a good example of how to lay out your digital collection in an inviting and user-focussed way.



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